An LGiU briefing published earlier this year outlined the findings by Green Park on diversity within local councils in the UK. This blog follows up to provide a summary of the state of diversity in Scottish local government, examining what barriers to diversity exist, and how local government can break down these barriers to be…
LGiU Fortnightly 10 January: Unfinished business for a new decade and a new government
Councillor skills: reading for speed and retention
Place shaping (only this time it’s locally led)
One hundred years on from the Addison Act, Councillor Eleanor Southwood Cabinet Member for Housing & Welfare Reform at Brent Council writes about the council’s plans for future homes.
Now that a general election has been called, LGiU is on election footing providing information and support to Members and Followers. Find out what’s on our election slate.
Towns are starting to get the attention they deserve in policy terms. LGiU has long covered the particular challenges facing smaller towns and Janet Sillett looks at issues.
How do we know if our work is having the right impact? Local government deals with some of the thorniest problems in the public sector where there are no blueprints or universally accepted ‘right’ answers.
On climate change, poverty, and inequality: ‘What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind’
‘You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make’ – Jane Goodall. This blog explores the links between poverty and the unequal effects of and efforts to address climate…
This year’s COSLA conference assessed the impact on local government of 20 years of devolution to Holyrood and challenged councils to look ahead to the next 20 years. LGiU Scotland’s, Andy Johnston, was there.
There are 14.3 million people in the UK in poverty. Despite many policy initiatives by central and local government, the poverty rate has hardly changed since 2000. So what can be done to better understand poverty in the UK, asks Kerry Furguson and how should policy makers address it?